Kenya Safari


Trip Overview

• 10 Days / 9 Nights
• Arrival/Departure Airport Transfers
• 1 night at Nairobi Serena Hotel (bed and breakfast included)
• 5 nights at Serena Mountain, Amboseli, and Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodges
• 1 night full board accomodation at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camps

• Safari transport in 4X4 Land Cruisers
• English speaking drivers and guides
• Park & Conservancy entrance fees included
• Lunches at Cafe Maghreb Restaurant
• Day room at Nairobi Serena Hotel

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival At Nairobi

Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by a Serena Representative and transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel where you have been booked on bed & breakfast.   

The Nairobi Serena Hotel

Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel” in Nairobi by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.

Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel

DAY 2 - Nairobi to Tsavo West

Breakfast in the lodge. 

07:30hrs Depart and drive to Tsavo West National Park to arrive in the early afternoon at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge for check-in.

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendor of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game. 

Lunch in the lodge with free time at leisure to enjoy a swim at the lodge’s swimming pool.

16:00hrs Depart for an afternoon game drive. 

Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

DAY 3 - Tsavo West National Park

Full day in the Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives.  The park offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world with large herds of dusty-red elephants, hippopotamus, giant crocodiles, black rhinoceros and African buffalos. The park includes also the lion, the cheetah and the leopard. The "big five" can be seen in Tsavo.  Other animals commonly seen in the park are the zebra, the antelopes and gazelles, the mongoose, the hyrax, the dik-diks and the lesser kudu. Birdlife is abundant as more than 600 species of bird have been recorded.

Some of the interesting areas to be visited are the Mzima springs, Roaring rocks, Chaimu and Shetani Lava sites to mention a few.

All meals and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

DAY 4 - Tsavo West to Amboseli

After breakfast in the lodge, departing for Amboseli National Park.  Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive to the lodge for check-in.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park.

16:00hrs Enjoy afternoon game-viewing drives in the park. Amboseli is one of the most popular destinations for safari-goers to Kenya, but it also offers some spectacular views of the highest free-standing mountain in the world - Mount Kilimanjaro.

Drive back to the lodge in time to refresh for dinner.

All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

DAY 5 - amboseli national park

Full day in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives.  Elephant are a dominant presence in Amboseli; they are tracked almost constantly by researchers thus; the reason they have largely escaped the ravages of 1980s poaching. Here, you are able to spot some of the older “tuskers” lumbering almost delicately before the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This evening, you will be hosted to a “Bush Barbeque Dinner” with traditional Maasai dancers.

All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6 - Amboseli to Lake Elmenteita

07:00hrs Depart after an early breakfast and drive to Nairobi and onward down the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, your driver guides will stop at strategic viewpoints for photography where you will come out and view the escarpment and take photos.  

13:00hrs Lunch at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in the Soysambu Conservancy followed by an afternoon at leisure.

16:00hrs Game viewing drive or in the Conservancy.  The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals.  Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species - from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers.  

Other optional activities available in the camp include: 

  • Water Colour painting
  • Recurve Target Archery activities
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Horse riding
  • Sundowners among others. 

All meals and overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Day 7 - Lake Elmenteita to Maasai Mara

07:30hrs After an early breakfast, depart and drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve to arrive at Mara Serena Safari Lodge in the early afternoon for check in. 

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Maasai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. 

Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure.

The lodge has recently undergone a refurbishment and new facilities in operation include a new reception, bar lounge, an arrival lobby area and a gift shop. A Serena Maisha Health Club and Spa featuring an exciting spa menu, steam, sauna and gymnasium is also now open – an opportunity to have an experience of tranquillity and good health whilst on safari.  There is a swimming pool and the new terrace gives you an opportunity to enjoy the sweeping views of the of the expansive Masaai Mara plains.

At 16:00hrs depart for afternoon game viewing drives in the reserve.  Return to the lodge in time to refresh for dinner. 

All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Days 8 & 9 - Maasai Mara

Two full days in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives in the Reserve at 06:30hrs and 16:00hrs respectively. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, Maasai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests.

This 650 sq. kilometre reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size.   The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, Cheetah, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles. 

Hippo Pool Breakfast

On one of the mornings, crown your game viewing experience with a “Bush Breakfast” by the Mara River Hippo Pools!  One cannot resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefs and Masai warriors as they welcome you to our wonderfully set breakfast buffet of cold cuts, fruits, cereals and hot dishes with eggs made to your specifications as you wait. The hippos keep you company and only say “Kwaheri” (good bye) after you have had enough.

All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 10 - Maasai Mara to Nairobi & Departure

Early breakfast in the lodge.  07:00hrs Depart and drive to Nairobi to arrive at Nairobi Serena Hotel in the early afternoon for a farewell lunch at the Café Maghreb Restaurant

Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound international flight.

 

Places You Will See

  • Nairobi
  • Tsavo West
  • Amboseli
  • Lake Elmenteita
  • Maasai Mara

What Isn't Covered

  • International and Visa Entry Charges to Kenya
  • Mountain climbing gear
  • All personal items (drinks, laundry, phone calls, tips, travel insurance, etc.)

Accomodations Provided By:

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